In Ontario, municipal water systems are among the safest and strongest in the world. Meanwhile, bottled water costs more, is less regulated, consumes more energy and releases more harmful toxins.

It’s becoming clear that the recent love affair with bottled water has reached its limits. Bottled water’s 15 minutes are up, the marketing scam is out of the closet and the tap is back.

The simple fact is there is no green solution to bottled water. In Ontario, 13 municipalities have ban­ned bottled water and 14 more are considering options.

The only question now is whether the province will be next.